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Strikes, protests, lock-ins and human chains in schools this week
07 October 2014 @ 12:00

A WEEK'S worth of protests will be held across the country against education reforms that threaten the State schooling system.

Starting from today (Monday, October 6) until Friday, human chains around and lock-ins inside school buildings will take place to send out the message that education centres 'belong to the people and not to the government', reveals the Spanish Confederation of Parent-Teacher Associations (CEAPA).

The Union of Students (SE) will stage a blanket strike covering all classes from infants to university from October 21 to 23 inclusive.

So far, all bar the Teaching Federation of the major union labourers' commission (CCOO) has backed a general strike in schools across the country this autumn, but both the FE-CCOO and the SE have called for the CEAPA and the Teaching Federation of the second main syndicate, the general workers' union (UGT) to rethink their refusal to support a 72-hour shutdown and 'fight for the interests of the majority of families, teachers and pupils'.

Read more at thinkSPAIN


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